Wd-40 To Lubricate Tuner?

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  1. JMaia

    JMaia New Member

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    Hello

    I have a guitar that have the tuners very sticky.I was wonderin if I could use some WD-40 on them? I have a can of that right here. The tuners are like the ones on this video:

     
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    WD-40 is crap...it's cheap and can be used as a cleaner, but most times it degenerates to a problem...e.g. feel free to use it as a product to get junk removed, but find another solution as a long term lubricant...teflon stuff, white lithium grease...whatever.

    honestly I can't recommend a specific product, but I will say I am extremely confident that WD-40 is very problematic as a lubricant.
     
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    I agree. WD-40 has a miracle worker reputation that far exceeds its capabilities. It's not meant to be used as a lubricant. For something like tuning pegs, to the extent that any oil will help, you'd want to use something like sewing machine oil. But, usually the problem with tuners that feel very tight is that the wiping surfaces of the gears have galled and no amount of lubricant can really help that.
     
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    WD -40
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    Water Displacement Formula #40

    WD 40 is NOT a lubricant and should NEVER be used as such. its main job is to make water leave where ever it is sprayed. but once its drys up. its will leave a mechanical joint without ANY lubricant at all.

    Tuning keys require GREASE.
    I made a mini grease gun from a large syringe and i use it daily for lubricating tuning keys. and I use a standard molybdenum type grease.
     
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